The championship race hasn’t been this exciting for long. Only on the last day of the match will the English Premier League winner be determined. Runs Manchester City and Liverpool long-distance competitions.
Do Manchester City fans who have been spoiled by success in recent years at least have something to celebrate? Or will there be celebrations again at Anfield?
Champions City, with Pep Guardiola, beats cup champions and Champions League runners-up Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp before the final round. The two great teams battle it out in a long-distance duel for the championship. In theory, it is even possible to delay the title decision after 90 minutes.
Star coach vs coach cult
In terms of popularity at their current clubs, Guardiola and Klopp take very little. But the Spaniard, who has won plaudits from City fans and is respected as one of the best coaches in the world, tends to be introverted. And the star coach, who previously coached Barcelona and Bayern Munich, often seems awkward and distant.
On the other hand, fellow German coach Klopp not only inspires his fans but also other football fans with his intoxicating passion and easy and funny way. Borussia Dortmund As a ‘cult coach’ – you would probably never say it about Guardiola.
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In terms of titles won by Guardiola, Guardiola’s eight titles (not counting the English Super Cup) so far surpass Jurgen Klopp’s and his six titles with Liverpool. Guardiola won the English Championship three times with the Citizens, the FA Cup once and the League Cup four times in a row from 2018 to 2021, which is not given much importance.
Klopp has a more famous record with the Reds. He won the Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup, FA Cup and League Cup once each. While Guardiola and his team failed again in the first division and must continue to wait for the coveted handle bowl, Klopp could bring him to Liverpool for the second time in the final against Real Madrid on May 28 in Paris.
“I don’t think we will get to this situation many times in our lives, having already won two tournaments and still have two more games,” Klopp told Sky Sports. Liverpool have already won the League Cup and the FA Cup this year.
Long-distance duel in the final round
Manchester City have it in their hands. Citizens are one point ahead of Liverpool and have six goals on goal difference. And if City win their home game against Aston Villa, coached by Liverpool star Steven Gerrard, on Sunday, the title will go to Manchester. If Manchester City lose or draw, Liverpool can still clinch the championship with a win at Anfield against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
It will be complicated if Man City lose if Liverpool draw at the same time. In the event that the completely unrealistic event occurred, which is the loss of the Citizens to Villa by at least seven goals, a draw would be enough for Liverpool. With City trailing by six goals, he decides how many goals are scored.
In the event that the points and goal difference are likely to match the goals scored for both clubs, head-to-head matches shall be decided. However, since both teams played 2-2 both times during the season, that would also be identical. Then, as per Premier League rules, there will be an additional 39 matches of the season in which the two contenders meet directly.
Guardiola’s contract with Scheich-Club City runs until the summer of 2023. The 51-year-old recently said in an interview with Sky Sports that he will extend the contract as soon as possible. Is there a farewell? “I have to see how it goes with the team and with us,” he said. “I will stay for another ten years, but we have to take the time for that.” On the other hand, Jürgen Klopp extended his contract a few weeks ago until 2026 and is likely to bring more titles to Anfield.
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